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BlackBerry Argon coming soon

BlackBerry DTEK50 Android smartphone, sibling of upcoming DTEK60 "Argon"
BlackBerry DTEK50
A page on BlackBerry.com that was not supposed to go public revealed that DTEK60 is a 5.5-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor on board, so now it only remains to get an official confirmation.

BlackBerry Argon appeared in a rumor some time ago, and nothing new has been heard about it ever since. Fortunately, it looks like this handset is close to becoming official, as CrackBerry has spotted a page on BlackBerry.com with the "donotpublish.html" extension that reveals detailed information about a DTEK60 handset.

The specs and features of the BlackBerry DTEK60 seem to confirm what was already rumored for the Argon, so both names probably point at the same device. These are its highlights:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with Adreno 530 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB RAM; 32 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 2 TB
  • Display: 5.5-inch multitouch with 2,560X1,440 pixels and 534 ppi
  • Cameras: 8 MP with fixed focus on the front, 21 MP with autofocus on the back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Operating system: Android (not mentioned, but probably will launch with Nougat on board)
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.36 pounds; 6.06X2.97X-.28 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 3,000 mAh, non-removable; up to 24 hours mixed use, 26 hours talk time, 14 days standby, Quick Charge 3.0 support

In addition to the above, the BlackBerry DTEK60 Argon is also expected to launch packing a fingerprint scanner. There is no word out on its availability and pricing yet, so we can only wait for it to be officially unveiled.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-22 (Update: 2016-09-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.